GitHub Gist provides a powerful and flexible platform for quickly creating, editing and sharing code files and snippets. In order to make it easier to iterate on Gists from a feature-rich editor, I created a VS Code extension that exposes Gists via a “virtual file system”, that allows you to edit gists as if the files were local: GistPad.
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My team builds both Visual Studio Online and Visual Studio Live Share, so I’m keen to explore adding this Gist editing experience to the web-based editor and then enabling you to collaborate with others in real-time 🚀
That said, I’m curious to hear if people think this kind of experience could be useful, and also, what you’re currently using Gists for (or want to use them for!). This is largely just a proof-of-concept, so any feedback would be hugely welcome 🙏